Dinner near Mariner Arena in Balto?
Looking for a casual but decent spot for Saturday dinner before a show at the Mariner Center. Would prefer something walking distance (to avoid parking twice). The Inner Harbor is always a possibility but was curious what else is Hound recommended ? Thanks.
Maggie Moore's is definately casual, but is definately not something I'd recommend for good food. You can check out this thread for other reviews http://www.chowhound.com/topics/17714...
I'd say if you care about food, it's worth parking twice, b/c there's really not much over by the arena (yet)
Depending on how far you want to walk...Federal Hill is a good 15min or so walk and there are a number of places there you could eat cheaply and well, try: SoBo Cafe; Kiko Sushi; Thai Arroy (BYO). Or you could venture to lower end of Charles Street (good 20mins) to: Sacha's 527; the Helmand; Thairish. It's been said before; the Inner Harbor has a plethora of chains beyond that, you'll have to get into your car and drive. You can avoid parking fees by street parking - most of Charles Street is street parking.
If you go a 10min drive up Charles Street there's the Brewars Art - bar menu is reasonable but go early, the Happy Hr. crowd hits and its a zoo; or Ethiopian @ Dukem.
Quick thought: Marticks is on the west side, its seedy surroudings shouldn't deter you from a great meal. Remember to call ahead and book though or else the door wont open.